Commutation for Wrongful Conviction

Commutation for Wrongful Conviction

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Koshimer Overstreet started this petition to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

Dear Governor Pritzker,


My name is Koshimer, Christopher Allen is my elder brother. In 1993 at the age of 21, Christopher of Chicago Illinois was wrongfully convicted of First Degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. Chris was sentenced to prison for a total of ninety years, Christopher Allen just spent his 28th year of Christmas in prison. He has been locked in his 8x10’ cell 24 hours a day almost every day.. Despite these very difficult times (without visits and phone calls), he is staying strong and positive, and is grateful for everyone's support.

The evidence used to convict Christopher Allen was solely the inherently unreliable witness's testimonies.

Christopher's first trial ended in a hung jury/ mistrial ( April-1995) the second trial (October-1996) resulted in a guilty verdict. 

There was NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE nor any DNA EVIDENCE.

Christopher Allen was convicted based on hear-say, ONLY. The alleged witness (deceased before the 2nd trial) had admitted to being under the influence of Crack Cocaine, on the night of the incident. Since then the second witness has recanted her testimony against Christopher Allen. Christopher has always maintained his innocence. 

After being wrongfully convicted for a crime he did NOT commit, we are asking that you support Chris in his fight for exoneration to be granted clemency. My brother has been incarcerated since the age of 21 & giving a 90-year prison sentence. We are pleading for your support to help us overturn this MISCARRIAGE of justice, carried out against Christopher Allen, by the Legal System. 

My family and I ask that you ALL, please sign this petition so that we can gain the support of Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker to commute Christopher Allen prison term.    

 

 

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